"This isn't Winterfell, boy. Your sister took over command of your eldest brother's ship, after your new father killed him."
Balon Greyjoy to Theon Greyjoy[src]

Rodrik Greyjoy was the son and heir of Balon Greyjoy, Lord Reaper of Pyke. Rodrik was killed fighting for his father in the Greyjoy Rebellion.



Rodrik was the oldest son of Balon Greyjoy and Alannys Harlaw. Balon is the head of House Greyjoy, the Lord Reaper of Pyke and the Lord of the Iron Islands. Rodrik used to be the captain of the Black Wind. After his father crowned himself King of the Iron Islands and rebelled against the Iron Throne, Rodrik was killed fighting for his father in Seagard. Balon blamed Eddard Stark for his son's death.[1][2]

Season 1

Tyrion mentions the deaths of Theon's brothers during the rebellion. He wonders what Balon would make of Theon's loyalty to House Stark given that he is Balon's only surviving son.[3]

Season 2

Balon reminds Theon the death of his brothers, bitterly demanding to know whether he has forgotten his own blood. Theon answers that he remembers his brothers. Balon mentions that Yara took over command of Rodrik's ship after his death.[4]

Theon tries to dissuade his father from his plan of invasion, claiming that Robb won't give up the North so easily. Balon tells him harshly that his brothers were killed at the hands of those he seems so eager to protect.[5]

Theon reminds Ser Rodrik Cassel that his brothers were killed fighting Stark men, men like him; Ser Rodrik answers that they died fighting a war Theon's father started.[6]

Season 6

Yara reminds her father that the last time they provoked the Mainlanders too far, they were crushed and her two oldest brothers were killed. Balon retorts that he lost three sons.[7]

Family tree

Balon Tree
Balon Greyjoy
Alannys Greyjoy
née Harlaw
Euron Greyjoy
Aeron Tree
Aeron Greyjoy
Rodrik tree
Rodrik Greyjoy
Maron Greyjoy
Yara Greyjoy
Theon Greyjoy

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Rodrik led a raid on the coastal castle Seagard during the Greyjoy Rebellion. He was killed by Lord Jason Mallister beneath the walls of Seagard.

There is no mentioning in the novels that Rodrik was the former captain of the Black Wind.

In "A Clash of Kings" and "A Dance with Dragons" it is revealed that Rodrik and Maron used to bully Theon. Even after so many years, Theon still remembers the beating and cruel japes he suffered from them. He does not resent Lord Jason for killing Rodrik.

See also


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Lord: Euron Greyjoy (disputed)
Yara Greyjoy (disputed)
Heir: Uncertain
Seat: Pyke, Pyke Lands: Iron Islands
Title(s): King of the Iron Islands · Lord Reaper of Pyke · King of Salt and Rock · Son of the Sea Wind · Lord of the Iron Islands
Ancestors:The Grey King · Vickon Greyjoy · Dalton Greyjoy
Current members:Aeron Greyjoy · Theon Greyjoy
Deceased members:Balon Greyjoy · Rodrik Greyjoy · Maron Greyjoy · Alannys Greyjoy
Household:{Dagmer} · {Lorren} · {Drennan} · {Gelmarr} · {Stygg} · {Aggar} · {Wex} · {Urzen} · Harrag